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    Re: 1.6l 4 cilinder Boxster

    I always missed having the tach in the center of the gauge cluster, floor hinged pedals etc.. and didn't like the front engine feel compared to the 911s, but a chipped and tuned 944 Turbo or Turbo S was really quick then. My 968 Cab was the only Porsche I ever owned that could not reach claimed V max, but it was a lot of fun anyway.


    Re: 1.6l 4 cilinder Boxster

    JimFlat6:

    I always missed having the tach in the center of the gauge cluster, floor hinged pedals etc.. and didn't like the front engine feel compared to the 911s, but a chipped and tuned 944 Turbo or Turbo S was really quick then. My 968 Cab was the only Porsche I ever owned that could not reach claimed V max, but it was a lot of fun anyway.

    speed is the first thing I get bored with on any car purely driven on the street , as mine were and have always been

    look at the guys who mod their American muscle cars ...600...700... eventually 1200+ hp for some Vipers, Vettes, Camaros, Mustangs  and even then , they want more, as they get velocitized  to each power level ..many never even take them to a drag strip  , ever

    YMMV


    Re: 1.6l 4 cilinder Boxster

    JimFlat6:

    If it is quicker and faster than the 6 cyl ones, thats fine with me. They don't sound too bad at all. Back in its day, no one complained about the performance of  the 944 Turbo S or even the 968. or even about 2 liter 914s.  Its easy to get 400hp from a turbo 4cyl engine these days, so if the new Boxsters come with a fat power upgrade and weigh less, thats great.

    That's where we must agree to disagree I'm afraid. I would rather have a 330bhp  Boxster that sounds like the latest GTS than a 350 or even 400 bhp car that sounded like that Cayman. Half the pleasure for me is a sports car that sounds great, the sound you can appreciate virtually all the time, especially in an open top car, here in the UK you simply can't use a 400 bhp sports car, I found that with the 997 C2S, great car that it was but could only scratch the surface of its performance and hope to keep my driving licence. I'm amazed after two years of ownership my licence is still clean! But at least it sounded like a sports car should.

     


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    dreamcar:
    ...I would rather have a 330bhp  Boxster that sounds like the latest GTS than a 350 or even 400 bhp car that sounded like that Cayman. Half the pleasure for me is a sports car that sounds great...

    +1 Smiley Fully agree with that.


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    bluelines:
    dreamcar:
    ...I would rather have a 330bhp  Boxster that sounds like the latest GTS than a 350 or even 400 bhp car that sounded like that Cayman. Half the pleasure for me is a sports car that sounds great...

    +1 Smiley Fully agree with that.

    Count me in too Smiley


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    dreamcar:
    JimFlat6:

    If it is quicker and faster than the 6 cyl ones, thats fine with me. They don't sound too bad at all. Back in its day, no one complained about the performance of  the 944 Turbo S or even the 968. or even about 2 liter 914s.  Its easy to get 400hp from a turbo 4cyl engine these days, so if the new Boxsters come with a fat power upgrade and weigh less, thats great.

    That's where we must agree to disagree I'm afraid. I would rather have a 330bhp  Boxster that sounds like the latest GTS than a 350 or even 400 bhp car that sounded like that Cayman. Half the pleasure for me is a sports car that sounds great, the sound you can appreciate virtually all the time, especially in an open top car, here in the UK you simply can't use a 400 bhp sports car...

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    Same here +1


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    Re: 1.6l 4 cilinder Boxster

    And me.  I feel equally strongly about decent steering feel instead of more power. 


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    Re: 1.6l 4 cilinder Boxster

    Maybe these are "special" cars that Porsche marketing sends to the 'ring in hopes of boosting Cayman sales this year.


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    apias:

    Maybe these are "special" cars that Porsche marketing sends to the 'ring in hopes of boosting Cayman sales this year.

    Haha, real guerrilla marketing. Special cars that will never make to the production line, just to scare people about a possible dystopian future with GPS-tracked 3-cylinder turbo Caymans with a max speed of 60km/h Smiley


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    Re: 1.6l 4 cilinder Boxster

    I think the next to go (after the sound) will be the manual gearbox..


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    Listen to this! angel

    http://youtu.be/CMHl3R7ba64


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    Re: 1.6l 4 cilinder Boxster

    I've heard vacuums with more charisma.  Maybe flames from the exhaust will make up for it.  


    Re: 1.6l 4 cilinder Boxster

    Get your ears checked  That Boxster sounds great! 


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    Re: 1.6l 4 cilinder Boxster

    It sounds to me like they have fitted a 360 degree dual exhaust (as opposed to the usual 180-540 for a flat four). It can always be done if you are willing to try hard enough!

    exhaust180.jpg


    Re: 1.6l 4 cilinder Boxster

    bluelines:

    Get your ears checked  That Boxster sounds great! 

    If you can't resist it , I'll buy your GT4 back from you and skip on the nice new sound Smiley


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    Re: 1.6l 4 cilinder Boxster

    In future the sound contest will refer to the screaming tyres rather than to engine/exhaust music Smiley


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    Re: 1.6l 4 cilinder Boxster

    bluelines:

    Listen to this! angel

    http://youtu.be/CMHl3R7ba64

    all I hear is tire squealing 

    Smiley


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    Ahahaha! Can we please rename this forum to Grumpyteam

    I listened to that in my headphones and I heard a great sound. Not unlike a Subaru but with a Porsche character to it.

    No Gnil, I am not selling my GT4 indecision


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    Re: 1.6l 4 cilinder Boxster

    MKW:
    bluelines:

    Listen to this! angel



    http://youtu.be/CMHl3R7ba64




    all I hear is tire squealing 



    Smiley




    Same here...
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    Re: 1.6l 4 cilinder Boxster

    The new noise emission law is pure horror. 

    You only hear wind noise and tire squealing. Any Golf Diesel sounds better! 

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    Re: 1.6l 4 cilinder Boxster

    It's not that bad...Smiley

    Yesterday at Zuffenhausen one of the new-Engine Boxsters was coming out of the factory and was driving to the Autobahn,

    The sound is quieter, different, but not bad at all.

    I prefere a 981 with PSE, but the future is coming.

    Blueflame


    Re: 1.6l 4 cilinder Boxster

    i do not like that sound track at all enlightened It does sound mean somehow... 


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    Re: 1.6l 4 cilinder Boxster

    bluelines:

    Listen to this! angel

    http://youtu.be/CMHl3R7ba64

    Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley SmileyAwfully glad we obtained a Boxster with a proper sounding engine. Last of the line! Smiley


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    Re: 1.6l 4 cilinder Boxster

    Don't bother listening to it unless you use high quality headphones. Smartphone and computer speakers cannot reproduce the low frequency rumble. Yes, otherwise you only hear high frequency tire and wind noise  


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    Re: 1.6l 4 cilinder Boxster

    bluelines:

    Don't bother listening to it unless you use high quality headphones. Smartphone and computer speakers cannot reproduce the low frequency rumble. Yes, otherwise you only hear high frequency tire and wind noise  

    Absolutely agree. In fact not sounding that bad after all.


    Re: 1.6l 4 cilinder Boxster

    bluelines:

    Don't bother listening to it unless you use high quality headphones. Smartphone and computer speakers cannot reproduce the low frequency rumble. Yes, otherwise you only hear high frequency tire and wind noise 

    Still wouldn't sound anything near as good as our GTS - or your GT4 Smiley


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    Re: 1.6l 4 cilinder Boxster

    bluelines:

    Ahahaha! Can we please rename this forum to Grumpyteam

    I listened to that in my headphones and I heard a great sound. Not unlike a Subaru but with a Porsche character to it.

    No Gnil, I am not selling my GT4 indecision

    You will be disappointed, same goes to the 991.2 facelift.

    It sounds loud in the video and the car is revving very high, something you usually don't do on normal roads.

    So the normal rev range on the street is around 2000-5000 rpm and in this range, you barely hear anything from these engines, just wait and see. Highly disappointing but as someone said...it is the future. Smiley


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    Re: 1.6l 4 cilinder Boxster

    RC:
    bluelines:

    Ahahaha! Can we please rename this forum to Grumpyteam

    I listened to that in my headphones and I heard a great sound. Not unlike a Subaru but with a Porsche character to it.

    No Gnil, I am not selling my GT4 indecision

    You will be disappointed, same goes to the 991.2 facelift.

    It sounds loud in the video and the car is revving very high, something you usually don't do on normal roads.

    So the normal rev range on the street is around 2000-5000 rpm and in this range, you barely hear anything from these engines, just wait and see. Highly disappointing but as someone said...it is the future. Smiley


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    SmileySmiley

    If I could justify the expense I'd probably buy a 991 GTS same as you and Carlos, the last NA 911 Smiley


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    Re: 1.6l 4 cilinder Boxster

    I was really worried when I ordered a GTS (after the Turbo S) but I couldn't be happier. For my purpose (daily driver, sunshine fun car cabriolet), this car is perfect. For the Autobahn, I wish the car had more power but I have the Shelby for that.  Overall, this car is a keeper, I have no doubts about it but I wish I would have learned this lesson a little bit earlier. Also, I wish Porsche would offer the Turbo S with a better exhaust sound. 


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    Re: 1.6l 4 cilinder Boxster

    dreamcar:
    RC:

    I was really worried when I ordered a GTS (after the Turbo S) but I couldn't be happier. For my purpose (daily driver, sunshine fun car cabriolet), this car is perfect. For the Autobahn, I wish the car had more power but I have the Shelby for that.  Overall, this car is a keeper, I have no doubts about it but I wish I would have learned this lesson a little bit earlier. Also, I wish Porsche would offer the Turbo S with a better exhaust sound.

    £105,000 (EU 149,000) for a non-high spec GTS 2WD PDK  coupe, and no discount I'm sure)....Smiley

    162k EUR...Carrera 4 GTS Cab...discount 11% but I'm afraid this discount will be "gone", once I buy this car from the dealer when the lease ends. Smiley Should have bought it from the start but didn't have money "available" (invested).


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